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Some fun films on fatherhood

Among various themes that both Bollywood and Hollywood have captured till now, fatherhood has got its due share.

bollywood Updated: Jun 17, 2012 01:55 IST
Aaqib Raza Khan

Among various themes that both Bollywood and Hollywood have captured till now, fatherhood has got its due share. While some films, showing a father’s relationship with his children, make you smile, some make your eyes well up with tears on seeing the unique father-child bond.

Here are some flicks that you can sit-back and enjoy along with your father and family, as you celebrate the day dedicated to your dad.

Hollywood

Father of the Bride
(1991)
It is a remake of the Spencer Tracy classic, released in 1950. George is a nervous father unready to face the fact that his little daughter, Annie, is now a woman. Preparations for the extravagant wedding provide additional comic moments.

The Lion King (1994)
This animated classic by Walt Disney Pictures, is the story of a lion cub, who is tricked into thinking he killed his father. Full of guilt, he flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King... but returns to take revenge, and take charge of the position he deserves.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
This is an American biopic-drama, featuring Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith. The movie tells the story of a struggling salesman, who takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavour. The movie continues to be a favourite for this occasion.

Bollywood

Gandhi My Father
(2007)
The film paints the picture of Mahatma Gandhi’s complex and strained relationship with son, Harilal Gandhi. It starred Akshaye Khanna, Darshan Jariwala, and Shefali Shetty in the main roles.

Paa (2009)
Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Vidya Balan, the film is based on progeria, a medical condition that results in accelerated aging. The movie emphasises on father-son relationship, where Abhishek plays his real-life dad, Amitabh’s father.

Udaan (2010)
This movie tells the story of a 16-year-old boy expelled from his school, who returns home to his abusive and oppressive father. This movie talks about the ambitions of the boy and the strained relation he shares with his father. The film is regarded as a cult classic.